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    SOFT WALLS FOR CURVY SPACES

    Vancouver, BC-based architects Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen (Forsythe + MacAllen Design) have been studying ways to create simple and beautiful objects designed from a single material. Their latest effort is "softwall", a flexible partition prefabricated from 250-400 thin layers of soft, translucent paper or polyethylene nonwoven textile.

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    CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM

    Designers of the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario could have merely created a protective envelope for Canada's wartime artifacts. Instead they designed a monumental structure to inspire a nation by integrating artistic symbolism with pragmatic innovation.

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